NHL News: Florida Panthers goaltender Spencer Knight Named NHL ‘Rookie of the Month’ for April

April 30, 2022

Rookie of the Month, Knight

NEW YORK (April 30, 2022) – Florida Panthers goaltender Spencer Knight, who went 6-1-0 with a 2.16 goals-against average, .925 save percentage and one shutout in seven appearances, has been named the NHL’s “Rookie of the Month” for April.

Knight edged Anaheim Ducks center Trevor Zegras (7-5—12 in 13 GP), Carolina Hurricanes center Seth Jarvis (4-8—12 in 14 GP), Toronto Maple Leafs left wing Michael Bunting (3-9—12 in 12 GP), Minnesota Wild left wing Matt Boldy (3-9—12 in 12 GP) and Montreal Canadiens right wing Cole Caufield (9-1—10 in 14 GP) for the honor.

Knight yielded two or fewer goals in five of his seven outings, highlighted by a 27-save shutout in his final start of the regular season April 28 at OTT. The 13th overall pick from the 2019 NHL Draft – who played in six total contests in 2020-21 – finished his first full NHL season ranking among the top rookie goaltenders (minimum: 20 GP) in wins (3rd; 19), goals-against average (3rd; 2.79), save percentage (3rd; .908), shutouts (t‑3rd; 2) and games played (5th; 32).

Knight joins teammate Anton Lundell (January) as the second Panthers player to earn “Rookie of the Month” honors in 2021-22. Detroit Red Wings teammates Moritz Seider (October) and Lucas Raymond (November), Zegras (December), Boston Bruins goaltender Jeremy Swayman (February), and Caufield(March) also received the award this season.

Spencer Knight

COURTESY NHLmedia.com

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